Third Party Administrator Walks the Talk as it Receives Gold Well Workplace Award & Joins Ranks of "America’s Healthiest Companies"

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Demonstrating its long-term commitment to employee health and well-being, Wisconsin-based Cypress Benefit Administrators recently received the Gold Well Workplace Award. This recognition was presented by the Wellness Council of America and its local Wellness Council of Wisconsin affiliate.

Cypress Benefit Administrators - 2013 Gold Well Workplace Award Recipient
We are dedicated to providing our clients with forward-thinking programs that keep their workforce healthy, and we are just as diligent about using those same tools internally.

As a third party administrator (TPA) that focuses on offering clients innovative tools for maximizing employee health, Cypress Benefit Administrators was recently recognized for its exemplary wellness efforts within its own workplace.

Cypress received the Gold Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and its local Wellness Council of Wisconsin affiliate. The recognition as one of "America’s Healthiest Companies" is presented to organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in promoting worksite health.

WELCOA first began its awards program in 1991. To be eligible for an award, companies must have a results-oriented well workplace program in place that meets a rigorous set of criteria outlined by seven benchmarks. These standards include creating cohesive wellness teams, collecting data to drive health efforts, choosing appropriate interventions and more.

Tom Doney, president and CEO of Cypress, said earning the Well Workplace Award is a significant accomplishment for the TPA headquartered in Wisconsin. "We are dedicated to providing our clients with forward-thinking programs that keep their workforce healthy, and we are just as diligent about using those same tools internally." Doney added, "Keeping the costs of health benefits contained has a lot to do with being proactive about employee health."

In recognition of the award, executive director of the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, Jessica Raddemann, said, "Cypress worked hard to successfully meet the rigorous standards set by the Well Workplace process."

The Gold Well Workplace Award is one of several honors Cypress has received in recent months. The company was also presented with a 2013 Business of the Year Award from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Additionally, Cypress made Inc. magazine’s 2013 500|5000 list. It was ranked #38 among the Top 100 Insurance Companies in the U.S. and #65 for Top Wisconsin Companies. Cypress was the only TPA in the state to make the Inc. list.

Since starting business in 2000, Cypress Benefit Administrators, a privately held company headquartered in Appleton, Wis., has evolved into more than a third party administrator (TPA) by pioneering the way toward cost containment in health benefits. Cypress is the country’s first TPA to bring claims administration, consumer driven health plans and proven cost control measures together into one package. Its customized employee benefit packages combine an appropriate mix of health insurance options that allow for adaptability to the ever-changing healthcare environment and that make sense for employers of 50 to 18,000 throughout the United States. For more information on Cypress Benefit Administrators with offices in Portland and Salem, Ore., Omaha, Neb. and Colorado Springs, Col., visit http://www.cypressbenefit.com.

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